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Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot (APPAO.S.AAS)

  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Aviation Technology

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot and is designed for students who want to pursue a career as a professional pilot. The student, having completed this course work, will have the background, skills and FAA credentials to enter the aviation industry as a professional pilot or continue towards obtaining an aviation bachelor's degree. Students may choose fixed wing or helicopter pilot pathways. The student must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 3rd class medical certificate prior to enrolling in any of the flight labs.

In addition to the standard tuition and fees there are additional lab fees for each of the flight labs in the program. These lab fees are structured to cover the costs associated with the minimum flying hours required for each FAA certificate. Any additional flying time costs beyond the FAA minimums covered by the lab fee must be borne by the student. See the Department for the latest lab fee costs.